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Fun with pen pals

Second graders from Ripley and Chautauqua Lake Central Schools corresponded during the school year, then the children from Ripley visited Chautauqua Lake to meet their pen pals in person at year's end. Together, the youngsters enjoyed lunch and time on the playground. Here, pen pals Madisen ...

Sinclairville Summer Rec talent show

Submitted PhotoOn July 20, the Sinclairville Summer Recreation Program traveled to the Sinclairville firehall to have lunch with the Sinclairville 76ers and perform a talent show. Pictured here are the children sitting with the 76ers.

Dunkirk & Fredonia Lions Club donates more than $9,000 to area activities

The Dunkirk & Fredonia Lions Club has raised and donated more than $9,000 to area activities.Its two main fundraising activities are the Dunkirk & Fredonia Lions Club Fair Stand at the Chautauqua County Fair and two White Cane Drives in May and October.The Lions Club Fair Stand ...

Rural Ministry fundrasiser ‘Banding Together’ Saturday

On Saturday, Chautauqua County Rural Ministry will hold a fundraiser to benefit the Friendly Kitchen.This fundraiser is affectionately called "Banding Together" for the Friendly Kitchen and will be held at the Dunkirk Moose Lodge 89, which has graciously donated space for this event.The event ...

Jefferson Middle School student pays it forward for children in foster care

JAMESTOWN - Bea Cunningham, along with her mother Sue Cunningham, delivered handmade tote bags to the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program of Chautauqua County. The purpose of these bags is to be given to children in need of a care bag during a placement into foster care. Sometimes children ...

Do you remember?

In this photo from the 1965 season, 10 Cardinal Mindszenty High School seniors are seen as they ready to play their final high school football game against St. Francis High School in Lackawanna Stadium. Shown from left in front row are Coach Bob Muscato, Dave Mackowiak, Dick Strobel, Dan ...

WMH Auxiliary sponsoring pie booth

WESTFIELD - Summer breezes and sunshine have finally arrived and that means it is pie baking time again!The Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring the pie booth at the annual Arts & Crafts Fair in Moore Park (Westfield) on Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30. The Pie ...

Students thank veterans

BEMUS POINT - A locally funded art project at Maple Grove Jr./Sr. High School has grown into a much larger outreach for local students, teachers and veterans. The Teacher Empowering Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program through the Cattaraugus County Council ...

Fortieth annual Pacos and second annual Burlett family reunions

The 40th annual Pacos and the second annual Burlett family reunions were held on Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9. On Friday night, 39 family members gathered for a happy hour at the "Pacos Farm" on Concord Drive in Fredonia, hosted by Peter and Roberta Pacos.On Saturday morning, July 9, ...

John T. Murray Post 1017 Auxiliary receives awards at state convention

The Auxiliary of the John T. Murray Post 1017 recently met with president Pat Rabb presiding. Installation of Chaplain Becky Addington took place.Rabb discussed the state convention that was held in Binghamton. The Auxiliary received the following awards in its group: Americanism: third place ...

NCCR seeks donations for Doggone Good Yard Sale

WESTFIELD - Northern Chau-tauqua Canine Rescue, located at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield, has one of their biggest fundraisers coming up the end of this month. The fourth annual Doggone Good Yard Sale will be taking place at the shelter on July 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Volunteers are ...

Three inducted during Pine Valley Wall of Fame ceremony

SOUTH DAYTON - On Sunday, June 28 the sixth Pine Valley Central School District Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held at the Pine Valley Central Jr./Sr. High School Library. This year's inductees were A. Sharon Howe Sweeting, Hugh Duckwall and R. Jason Henry. The purpose of this program is ...

Greystone Nature Preserve to raffle off bat houses

The Greystone Nature Preserve has purchased 27 bat houses with the assistance of a Community Benefits grant from the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation and will put them to good use.These bat houses will be raffled off to the public at various events over the summer, most notable being ...

Greystone Nature Preserve to raffle off bat houses

The Greystone Nature Preserve has purchased 27 bat houses with the assistance of a Community Benefits grant from the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation and will put them to good use.These bat houses will be raffled off to the public at various events over the summer, most notable being ...

Dunkirk Moose Club hosting summer fundraising events

The Dunkirk Moose Club held its bi-monthly lodge meeting on Tuesday, July 12. The meeting was opened by Governor John Lawrence. Many topics were discussed.The officers and members discussed the upcoming chicken barbecue with the Rural Ministry/Friendly Kitchen on July 30. There will be four ...

Cherry Creek Library storytime begins on Saturday

CHERRY CREEK - Cherry Creek Library will begin "storytime" at the Library on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. for the summer. All are welcome to join for some great adventures. The library is located at 6778 Main St. in Cherry Creek.